Grant Opportunities

Each year, NCC commits nearly $50,000 in donations, sponsorships and scholarships in and around the communities we serve. Grants to local organizations are a large priority of these commitments. We are excited to again offer the following grant opportunities:

Rural Development Finance Corporation (RDFC) Grant

NCC and the other Rural ILECs in ND are given $2,000 to distribute to community-owned entities, non-profits, and other community-based projects. Funds available up to $2,000. This grant requires $4 of your organization’s funds for every $1 of RDFC funds awarded. Applications are due back to NCC by September 24, 2021.

RDFC Grant Application (PDF)

CoBank Sharing Success Grant

NCC is again partnering this year with CoBank in the Sharing Success grant program. NCC may request a match for up to four contributions, providing a minimum grant of $500 and a maximum grant of $10,000. Entities who can apply must be a 501 (c)(3) charity, school or government organization such as counties or municipalities and their agencies or departments as long as the donation serves a public purpose. For more information on the Sharing Success program, please visit: https://www.cobank.com/citizenship/corporate-giving/sharing-success. Applications are due back to NCC by September 24, 2021.

CoBank Grant Application (PDF)

Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) Grant

  • This program supports projects in these categories: Business and Economic
    Development, Community Development, Education and Telecommunications
  • Deadline to apply through NCC is September 15, 2021, and must be submitted by
    NCC on behalf of the organization.
  • Visit https://www.frs.org/programs/grant-program/community-grant for more
FRS Grant Program Flyer (PDF)

If you belong to an organization that might benefit from one or both of these, please find more information and applications on our website at www.nccray.com, or email angelas@nccray.com to request an application.

Applications can be submitted to NCC either by email: ncc@nccray.com, Subject: Grants or by mail: NCC, ATTN: Grants, PO Box 38 Ray ND 58849.